Film screenings have been held around Hong Kong to mark the nine-month anniversary of the anti-extradition law protest movement. Apple Daily’s protest documentary “Battle Against Tyranny” was screened at over 20 locations on Thursday to mark June 12, 2019, when police deployed tear gas and rubber bullets against protesters occupying roads around the legislature. Protests over the now-axed extradition bill have reduced in frequency this year amid the coronavirus outbreak. Over several months, they morphed into sometimes violent displays of dissent against police behaviour, amid anger over Beijing’s encroachment. The documentary recorded key moments from the movement – including when protesters stormed into the legislature last July 1, as well as the siege on Polytechnic University. The description for the film read: “It was a year to unite the valiant protesters and the ‘peaceful, rational, non-violence’ protesters, and a year to shed tears for the future and for the fellow Hongkongers. ‘Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times’, the cry echoes in our mind. We will never forget the scenes of police brutality.” Yuen Long District Councillor Willis Fong from pro-democracy group Action18 said the size of the crowd was larger than he had expected: “I thought people would be hesitant to come out but at least 50-60 turned up.” The screening was followed by an open-floor sharing session. Fong said the aim of community screenings was to engage everyone and give a platform for people to share their thoughts about the movement. “[Politicians] have chances to convey messages at the [District] Council and show our faces in front of a camera with media coverage. But as we return to our community [on] occasions like today, it is a good time for everyone to voice their feelings.” He added that interacting with residents allows district councillors to reflect upon their performance.